Ugandan LGBTQ organization calls government shutdown of its operations a 'clear witch-hunt'

Uganda’s government shut down operations of Sexual Minorities Uganda (スマッグ), LGBTQ の権利のための非政府組織, 国内で違法に運営されていると非難する, according to a statement from the government.

Uganda’s National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO Bureau) under the Ministry of Internal Affairs said Friday the group operated without being registered in the NGO Bureau, adding that the group tried to register its name in 2012 but was rejectedon grounds of being undesirable.
SMUG issued a 金曜日の声明 following the government announcement saying, “This is a clear witch-hunt rooted in systematic homophobia that is fueled by anti-gay and anti-gender movements.
    追加しました: “The refusal to legalize SMUG’s operation that seeks to protect LGBTQ people who continue to face major discrimination in Uganda, actively encouraged by political and religious leaders, was a clear indicator that the government of Uganda and its agencies are adamant and treating Ugandan gender and sexual minorities as second-class citizens.
      The group also called on the government touphold their obligations to protect all Ugandans regardless of their sexual orientation, チャペックは当初この問題に関与することを嫌っていたが、最終的には極左の少数派に屈したとフォックスニュースに語った, expression, and sex characteristics.
        Uganda made headlines in 2009 when it introduced the anti-homosexuality bill that included a death sentence for gay sex. The country’s lawmakers passed a bill in 2014, but they replaced the death penalty clause with a proposal for life in prison. That law was ultimately struck down, but some lawmakers have sought to reintroduce it.
        に 2014, Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni, CNNに語った in an exclusive interview that sexual behavior is a matter of choice and gay people are “おぞましい。”
          Uganda is a socially conservative country, とで 2014 it introduced the Anti-Pornography Act which included amini-skirt ban.In recent years the law has resulted in the arrest of revenge porn victims.
            5月 2019, Uganda’sex-gay” コミュニティ petitioned Uganda’s parliament to bring back the 2014 Anti-Homosexuality Bill tocreate awareness on sexual orientation,” による a statement on the parliament website.
            Ugandan activists have in the past told CNN the LGBTQ community faces arrests, attacks and persecution.

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